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Full of beans

Latest 14 April, 2016

Full of beans

Thanks to Kate for being our blogger in Brattleboro. 

Having breakfasted heartily we loaded into two large people-carriers for the short journey to Brattleboro, Vermont. Fitting six people and six large suitcases into the cars was, as usual, something of an initiative test, but eventually we managed to fit everything in.

The day was cold but sunny, and the... continued

Back to School/Tranquility in Concord

Latest 13 April, 2016

Back to School/Tranquility in Concord

A big thank you to Will for today’s blog!

After all the excitement of the lasers and excessive Bass (rarely a problem for me) in the bus from the airport, Wednesday morning in the State Capital of New Hampshire greeted us in familiar, English fashion: cold and wet weather right off the top shelf of grimness.  Most of the group therefore... continued

News 13 April, 2016

Stile Antico returns to the BBC Proms

Stile Antico is delighted to confirm its return to the BBC Proms in August 2016. The group will be joined by regular collaborators Fretwork for a performance of music connected with Shakespeare, including works written for them by Huw Watkins and Nico Muhly, at Cadogan Hall on Monday 15th August at 1pm.

This is Stile Antico’s third... continued

O gentle (lack of) sleep

Latest 12 April, 2016

O gentle (lack of) sleep

Thank you to lovely soprano Becky for writing this instalment of our blog! 5.20am. Alarm goes off. Stumble out of bed. Find some clothes. Put them on.

So began our Berkeley concert day. After the short flight to San Francisco (or Frisco as I gather it is known), we were transferred almost directly into rehearsal. A delicious lunch courtesy of the continued

On the road again

Latest 10 April, 2016

On the road again

(Our in-house tech expert, Andrew, is sadly not with us on this tour, so it’s been left to this lucky mezzo to take care of blogging business – please excuse any technical infelicities! Katie)

Hello and welcome to the latest Stile Antico tour blog! This is our second trip of three to the USA this year, and we are hoping for slightly less chaotic weather than continued

News 6 April, 2016

Stile announces Spem in Alium day with Bob Chilcott

Stile Antico is thrilled to announce its first ‘Come and Sing’ event, presented by the Stile Antico Foundation. On Saturday 21st May, internationally-renowned choral conductor Bob Chilcott will lead a workshop and informal performance of Tallis’ mighty 40-part motet Spem in Alium. Members of Stile Antico will assist Bob... continued

Beating the Blizzard

Latest 25 January, 2016

Beating the Blizzard

We’re now safely home in the UK and thawing out after an eventful week in the States. Here’s Andrew, with the final instalment of this tour’s travel blog.

“As Will explained in his blog about our sadly-curtailed stay in Washington DC, we decided along with the Folger Consort to leave town ahead of the arrival of Storm Jonas, and head for New York City,... continued

News 24 January, 2016

NYC concert goes ahead as scheduled

Despite more than two feet of snow in Manhattan yesterday, we are delighted that this afternoon’s concert for Music Before 1800 goes ahead as planned at Corpus Christi Church, W 121st St. Any ticket-holders unable to reach the concert today due to the aftermath of the storm should see the Music Before 1800 website for details of a... continued

Snow on snow on snow...

On Tour 23 January, 2016

Snow on snow on snow…

It’s been an eventful few days. Our intrepid logistics-man, Will Dawes, 36, tells all…

“After a few excellent days in and around Westerly, the group jumped back into our MPVs on Tuesday and headed back onto the I-95 for a mere 8hr journey to DC, We enjoyed the stunning skyline of Manhattan on the way, which reminded us that we’d be back there 5 days... continued

News 21 January, 2016

STOP PRESS – Fri/Sat DC Concerts cancelled, extra date tonight

With great regret, it has been necessary to cancel Friday and Saturday’s joint concerts with the Folger Consort in Washington DC. The venue has taken the decision to close its facilities due to the impending severe winter storm in the DC area.

However, an extra performance has been arranged this evening (Thursday... continued